Afshan Subohi

The theory-reality disconnect

The theory-reality disconnect

The Nobel for Economics this year acknowledged the efforts of those favouring natural experiments to examine conventional ideas Published 18 Oct, 2021 08:06am
The economy of EVMs

The economy of EVMs

The EVM-based elections in 2023, according to relevant circles, will double the cost of the extensive exercise. Updated 20 Sep, 2021 08:31am
Prioritising economy over politics

Prioritising economy over politics

While the private sector at large seems to be feeling a bit jittery there are others who see the glass still half-full. Updated 14 Sep, 2021 11:13am

All in the name of merit

What matters more — the numbers related to the economy or those of the managers of the economy? Updated 30 Aug, 2021 07:56am
A tightrope of caution and hope

A tightrope of caution and hope

Traders, truckers appear to be delusionally optimistic whereas big businesses dread resurgence of religious militancy. Updated 23 Aug, 2021 08:54am
IPRs suffering from multi-organ disorder

IPRs suffering from multi-organ disorder

‘The toxic IPR scene pollutes the business environment. It dissuades serious local players from directing funds towards research’ Updated 09 Aug, 2021 08:35am
Business has its own sword of Damocles

Business has its own sword of Damocles

Keeping downside risks in sight some businesses suspect govt’s 4-5pc GDP growth projection for 2021-22 may not be actualised. Updated 02 Aug, 2021 08:56am
Widening fissures

Widening fissures

The JCC meeting was projected to accelerate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and boost industrialisation. Updated 20 Jul, 2021 10:57am
Do we need trade unions?

Do we need trade unions?

Experts warn of adverse consequences if trade unions are deprived of their role in growth and exports. Updated 12 Jul, 2021 08:51am
Accounting for missing billions

Accounting for missing billions

The absence of a globally recognised drug certification facility raise doubts about the quality of available medicines. Updated 28 Jun, 2021 10:17am